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These Terrifying Spongebob Images Went Viral And Now The Internet Is Too Scared To Sleep

Graphic artist and student Miguel Vasquez had the Internet freaking out this week after he posted these lifelike images of everyone’s favorite underwater homies, Spongebob Squarepants and his best bud, Patrick Star. But hold on to your seats, kids, because your childhoods are going bye-bye.

The lifelike versions of Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star are terrifying.

Credit: Miguel Vasquez

The self-taught 3D animator from Ontario, California told mitú he’s always been obsessed with human versions of his favorite animated characters.

Credit: Miguel Vasquez

“Well, I have always been a fan of popular character renditions. Ever since high school I would find myself searching up images on Google of “real life Homer Simpson” or “Spongebob human form.” I have a fascination with alternative forms of popular characters. So I learned about 3D character design towards the end of high school and from there on I managed to make my own take of Spongebob and Patrick and soon to be the whole cast of Spongebob!”

You hear that kids? He’s working on bringing the whole cast to life! I wonder what Plankton, Sandy and Mr. Krabs will look like in your nightmares?

If the rest of the Bikini Bottom residents look anything like this image of Patrick, you may never sleep again.

Credit: Miguel Vasquez

Do you even lift bro?!

Spongebob’s smile is normally infectious, but Vasquez’s version might give you an infection.

Credit: Miguel Vasquez

This version of Spongebob is staring into your soul and has a sneeze or two up his sleeves.

After being posted on Reddit, the images quickly made their way to Twitter where people appropriately flipped out.

Upon seeing the images, this Twitter user said “nope” and buried themselves under the sand.

Some argued that there were already live versions of Spongebob and Patrick.

Although closer to the original, these leave out the part where the new images are horrifying.

So as much as you’re used to your best underwater pals being cute and cheerful, like these guys…

Credit: Nickelodeon / Giphy

Good luck scrubbing this image of them out of your mind.

Credit: Miguel Vasquez

Vasquez also said, “My hope in the future is to become a 3D character artist in both the film and video game industry,” he said. “I’m still learning, but I’m better than I was a year ago!”

On being a Latino artist in the 3D world, Vasquez told us:

“Personally, I don’t think it makes a difference to be a Latino artist. There are ton of Latino artists in the film and video game industry who have made a name for themselves. It doesn’t matter what background you come from as long your work speaks for itself. Studios will hire you regardless of how you look. How do I know? Well, because I’ve personally met minorities such as myself at conventions who have worked on films like “Transformers” and video games like “Uncharted 4.”

We have no doubt he’s going to be successful — he’d already given night terrors to all of us who grew up on The Sponge.


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Touching Tributes To Kobe Bryant Fill Social Media One Year After His Tragic Death

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Touching Tributes To Kobe Bryant Fill Social Media One Year After His Tragic Death

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Last year was a wild and often scary time. The world will forever remember 2020 being the year that everything stopped and we all had to isolate. It was also the year that we lost Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash and that death rattled the world.

Last year started with the shocking news of Kobe Bryant dying in a helicopter crash.

John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, Ara Zobayan, Christina Mauser, Kobe Bryant, and Gianna Bryant all died when a helicopter crashed in the hills near Calabasas. The crash was a shock but TMZ reporting the deaths of Kobe and Gianna without Vanessa being notified angered many. Most of the world learned about Kobe and Gianni’s death because of the TMZ article.

People are remembering the Black Mamba as more than a basketball player.

Fans and friends have shared stories of Kobe and what he has meant to them. Social media is filled with fellow athletes remembering times they spent with Kobe and the kindness and wisdom he gave them in those moments. The basketball player was a legend in the sporting world and became a very important member of the Los Angeles community.

The Dallas Mavericks honored Kobe today in a tweet.

In 2007, Kobe requested a trade to leave the LA Lakers. Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, revealed that during that time the Mavericks almost acquired Kobe in a trade. Though Kobe almost went to Chicago, Dallas was in the running to be the next home for the legend.

Kobe was honored throughout the sporting world with some teams retiring his numbers. The sorting world lost a legend and ambassador for athletics that day and his absence is still felt strongly today.

Some people have shared small notes that Kobe sent them.

Kobe always had the reputation of being a thoughtful and kind person. Someone that people were able to connect with professionally and personally. These moments have endeared him to the LA community and why the city mourned his sudden death for months after.

You can check out Kobe with Guillermo in this clip of Guillermo’s NBA Media Day interviews.

Continue to rest in peace, Kobe. You are greatly missed.

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Update January 21, 2021

A Missouri woman named Emily Hernandez had a court hearing in St. Louis after her involvement in the Capitol riots. Hernandez, 21, is facing several federal charges after participating in the deadly Capitol riot.

Emily Hernandez is facing the music after storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

According to KSDK, Hernandez, who is from Sullivan, Missouri, has been released without bond after her first hearing in St. Louis. She has been ordered to stay in the Eastern District of Missouri until her next court date in Washington. Part of the terms of her release is that she is not allowed to travel to Washington other than for her court date.

During the hearing, she was recorded saying, “I’m sorry, I’m nervous.”

Hernandez is facing the following federal charges: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business, steal, sell, convey or dispose of anything of value in the United States, disruptive conduct in the Capitol buildings, parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol buildings.

Original: After a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Jan. 6, people immediately started identifying the intruders. Videos have been circulating and people are steadily contacting the FBI to expose them. Instagram page @homegrownterrorists is one of the leading forces in identifying the rioters.

On Jan. 6, people stormed our Capitol building and the American people are demanding justice.

Images of people storming the Capitol building and looting the offices of members of Congress startled people around the world. One of the safest places in the world was overrun by far-right Trump supporters attacking the democratic process. Americans are demanding justice and working together to identify and report as many people to the FBI that were at the Capitol.

The Instagram page is unapologetically encouraging followers to identify people at the Capitol.

Five people died as a result of the riot, two of them were police officers. The Instagram page, run anonymously, is encouraging people to share the photos to their stories to increase the reach. The account might not have any legal power, but it is having some success. There has been more than one person identified through the IG page that has led to people losing jobs and being arrested by the FBI.

The account has disappeared multiple times but always comes back.

The mystery person running the account has expressed concern over their safety. The account has been suspended by Instagram after being reported by multiple people. There has even been some talk about them receiving threats of violence via DMs.

The person who runs the account has mentioned it randomly on their stories but with no real detail. According to recent stories, the person behind the account doesn’t want to antagonize the people sending threats.

The owner of the account did say that they have been contacted by Instagram about the account.

A tweet from HomeGrownTerrorists caught Instagram’s attention and the account was reinstated. However, there was a backup account to keep functioning in case the original got deleted. IG and the account owner reached an agreement where they get to keep the main account and the backup account was permanently banned. No questions asked.

If you want to help or be connected to the cause, you can follow this page on Instagram.

There are a lot of people left to identify and the nation’s law enforcement is bracing for more violence. Capitols in all 50 states are on alert for possible attacks and the National Guard is being mobilized in big numbers for the inauguration. We are not out of the woods when it comes to the threats that have been made.

READ: After Last Week’s Riots, A Black Woman Has Been Appointed to U.S. Capitol Police Chief

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